By Jason Powell
-WWE Smackdown features Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows in the main event with the Usos in Roman’s corner, and AJ Styles and Karl Anderson with Gallows. Join Jake Barnett for live coverage as the show airs tonight on USA Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
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–We are looking for correspondents for this week’s NXT live events and tonight’s television taping. If you are going to any upcoming show and want to help us out with a report or even the basic results of a show, email me at email@example.com
-NXT is taping television tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. The advertised talent includes Finn Balor, Bayley, Asuka, Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura.
-NXT is in Venice, Florida at the Venice Community Center on Friday. The show is not listed on the WWE live events page, but the lineup is probably similar to the show listed below.
-NXT is in Winter Haven, Florida at Winter Haven Armory on Saturday with the following advertised talent: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bayley, Baron Corbin, Asuka, and Apollo Crews. It’s worth noting that Crews is also advertised for a WWE live event in Reading, Pennsylvania on the same night.
Birthdays and Notables
-Andre the Giant (a/k/a Andre Roussimoff) was born on May 19, 1946. He died of congestive heart failure at age 46 on January 27, 1993. He was the first person inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
-Dick Slater is 65.
-Psicosis (a/k/a Dionicio Torres) is 45.